Our walks in April in Greece were wonderful – after I got back to California I was even more impressed with the number and vaeiety of the wild flowers. I once asked my guide, Vicky, what a certain plant was – she told me and she also said that in a survey several years ago Greece had the greatest number of wild flowers in Europe. I thought when she said that – I thought yes, it was because all the villages in the interior were now abandoned.

That may be true but as I review my photos I am blown away by the variety and magnificance of the wild flower displays.

These plants below are part of the wall at Mycenae, thought to be the capital of Agamamemnon written about in Homer’s Illiad. The Mycenaeum culture floutished between 1600 and 1300 BC.


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